This is our blog’s sixth year in which we post our recommendations of books as Christmas gifts on the subject of Presuppositional apologetics or the Christian worldview.
Here are the recommendations from previous years, and if you are new to the whole thing with Presuppositional apologetics I highly recommend the listing from 2014 which we highlighted in bold:
- Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics (2010)
- Christmas Gift Book Lists on Christian Worldview and Apologetics Discipleship 2011 (2011)
- More Christmas Gift Book Lists on Christian Worldview and Apologetics Discipleship (2012)
- More Christmas wish list in Presuppositional Christian Apologetics (2013) (2013)
- Christmas Recommended Books on Presuppositional Apologetics for 2014
This year list’s of recommended books on Presuppositional apologetics are more for those moving beyond introduction. Each category has one book with a brief description, a link to my review and where one can purchase the book.
For Those Moving Beyond Introduction
The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God (A Theology of Lordship) by John Frame
Description: John Frame’s work is helpful in making one become biblically conscious of theological method. This is a good way to come to a biblical view of epistemology (theory of knowledge). My Review can be found by clicking HERE. Purchase: Westminster | Amazon.
John Frame’s Selected Shorter Writings Volume 2 by John M. Frame
Description: By shorter writing this book means essays and this book is a good example of how shorter chapters can be filled with substance and be thought-provoking. Essays on theological method, apologetics and philosophy of education for training those for ministry. My Review can be found by clicking HERE. Purchase: Westminster | Amazon.
For Those Wanting to Go Deeper
Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience by Peter J. Leithart
Description: Hands down the most interesting book I’ve read this year and I was pretty skeptical of the book in the beginning. I have concern for Leithart’s theology in other areas but he hits it out of the ballpark in this book. If you enjoy Van Til’s use of the Trinity to address the philosophical problems of the One and the Many, you would like this book alot. My Review can be found by clicking HERE. Purchase: Amazon.
A History of Western Philosophy and Theology by John Frame
For Those Wanting to Gain Insight from Non-Van Tillian Presuppositionalists
In Defense of Theology by Clark Gordon
Description: I’m commited to Van Til’s apologetics but I have benefited from Gordon Clark. This work is accessible to those who are new to Clark’s work. My Review can be found by clicking HERE. Purchase: Amazon | Also Available as E-Book from Trinity Foundation.